Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:00pm
Bethlehem Brew Works
Weyerbacher Brewery Beer Dinner
With special guest speakers, Chris Lampe, Weyerbacher Brewing Production Manager, and our very own Brewer Lewis Thomas.
From the Weyerbacher Brewing Company website:
Weyerbacher Brewing Company was founded in 1995 by Dan and Sue Weirback.
In the beginning, I was an avid homebrewer and big fan of the blossoming new craft beers that were hitting the market. One weekend in late 1993 while vacationing in Vermont, Sue and I toured the Long Trail brewery, back when it was in the basement of an old mill. I was looking for a new business to get into but it was Sue who suggested we start thinking about starting our own brewery.
Nearly two years later, Weyerbacher Brewing Company was born in a livery stable in downtown Easton, PA. Launched in August of 1995, the original concept was to make some mainstream microbrews, like a Pale Ale and ESB. Boy did we take a wrong turn! In 1997 we brewed our first big beer, Raspberry Imperial Stout, which happened to be one of Dan’s favorite homebrew recipes. As hard as it was to get people to care about another “Pale Ale” in a sea of pale ales, people seemed to stand up and take notice of Raspberry Imperial Stout. The following year we brewed Blithering Idiot Barleywine and began brewing Belgian beers as well, like our Merry Monks’ Ale (originally called “Belgian Style Tripel”). This was the time when our path was set. “Let’s make full-flavored high-quality brews for a discerning customer.” We haven’t looked back. (READ FULL ARTICLE)
Chef Tim Dunning’s beer-washed aged cheddar, raspberry compote, prosciutto
Weyerbacher Beer: Blanche
Fegley’s Brew Works Beer: Space Monkey
Frisée with house-made prosciutto, garlic croutons, and poached duck egg
Weyerbacher Beer: Slam Dunkel
Fegley’s Brew Works Beer: Chain Link Pilsener
Country Time roasted pork loin, sauteed morels, fingerling potato hash, Black Friday Scotch Ale, barrel age reduction.
Weyerbacher Beer: Heresy
Fegley’s Brew Works Beer: Black Friday Bourbon Barrel Wee Heavy
Kirsch custard with Crème Anglaise
Weyerbacher Beer: Fifteen (smoked Imperial Stout)
Fegley’s Brew Works Beer: Smoked Doppelbock
Plus Tax and 20% Gratuity = $63.00, two for $119.70